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Old 12-07-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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need help with framebuffer in 2.6.7 kernel

ok, this ones really starting to annoy me. the darn framebuffer isent working,

i have a 2.6.7-r9 ker (latest gentoo sources for "rsbac-dev-sources")
its a hevely patched kernel sources, the main patchs being rsbac, pax, and some tcp/networking patches ...

but for some reason the framebuffer just aint working
i think i selected all the right options, the bootsplash patch let me enable its config stuf in the kernel, so it thinks everything is good

but the command "fbresolution" spouts out 640x480
wich is strange seeing how i put "vga=791" .. or some valid number in the lilo.conf
i even used the radeon framebuffer (specifically passing to it theoptions)

but still it says "640x480" .. when i ask again and again for 1204x768 or 1280x1024 .. nothing works... the kernel boots up into the framebuffer ok enough, but then when "consolefont" runs from /etc/init.d the fonts get really big ... "8x16 fonts ... looking at it from 640x480) .. when i tell gentoo not to run the init script, the fonts stay nice and small (as if the resolution was 1280x1024), but pictures (either from the command "fbi" (veiw images on the framebuffer, or links (using the framebuffer to display images) shows the images as if it was 640x480 .. and the quality so bad ill assume the color depth is 256 colors
i compiled in all the needed stuff (i think)
*framebuffer support
*vesa vga (or regular vga, or both, or ati radeon framebuffer, or all .. some stuff happens)
*some compiled in font
*bootsplash logo (cant hurt?)
*initrd and ramdisk support
*loopback support

did i miss something? .. the framebuffer worked fine with the grsec patched kernl i got from gentoo .. but i did delete the saved config from that tree by acident when i switched .. so i think i missed something ? .... btw, sorry if this has spelling errors, the spell check doesnt work in the links web browser


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